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SmoothStepper Rocks!
« on: April 09, 2009, 05:50:01 PM »
Greetings,

After days of pain and suffering trying to get Mach3 to work well with the parallel port on my new computer, I finally gave up and ordered a SS from Jeff.  It got here in just a couple days, and I hooked it all up a few minutes ago.  All I can say is WOW!  It's smooooooth, and FAST  ;D

The old fossil of a computer used to be able to run at 220 ipm on my router, but the new one wouldn't go over about 50 ipm due to timing issues with all the new stuff they put in motherboards these days.  The SS runs 400+ ips!  The best part is that it's so smooth. With the parallel port, I used to hear rhythmic sounds as it was moving, as if the speed was changing periodically.  Now, it's just one even tone. 

I'm sold.  Thank you Jeff!!!

Rusty
 

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Re: SmoothStepper Rocks!
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2009, 06:20:45 PM »
Whoo Hooo! Glad it is working for you. It is amazing how much the smooth pulse train helps things out...
Happy machining , Jeff Birt
 
Re: SmoothStepper Rocks!
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 09:54:46 PM »
Whoo Hooo! Glad it is working for you. It is amazing how much the smooth pulse train helps things out...

Indeed!  Now if it would just work for my foam cutter, which isn't running Mach3...

Cheers,
Rusty